Pleurothallis pomerana [Chiron & Xim.Bols.] in ed. SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

TYPE Drawing

TYPE photo/Drawing of Pabstiella catafestae by Guy Chiron

Common Name Th e Pomera Pleurothallis [refers to the location of the orchid]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters near Santa teresa and Santa Jetiba as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with cylindrical, erect, ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, rounded apically, conduplicate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 3" [7.5 cm] long, rachis 4" [10 cm] long, successively few, several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to Pleurothallis hians but with several floral differences including color. The inflorescence is distinctly longer, the basally wider sepals are internally velvety. the laterals ae long connate. , the petals are shorter and distinctly rounded. The lip is distinctly narrower and unguiculate and as long as the petals.

Synonyms *Pabstiella pomerana Chiron & Xim.Bols. 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Richardiana 13: 212 Chiron & Guiard 2013 as Pabstiella catafestae drawing fide;